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Table HC10.16 Average square footage of mobile homes, 20151

Release date: October 2017
Revised date: May 2018

Number of housing units (million) Average square footage
per housing unit
Average square footage
per household member
  Total
mobile homes2
Total3 Heated4 Cooled4 Total3 Heated Cooled
All homes 6.8 1,198 1,145 813 456 436 310
Census region and division              
Northeast 0.5 1,134 1,134 666 488 488 287
New England Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Middle Atlantic 0.4 1,067 1,067 544 461 461 235
Midwest 1.0 1,123 1,123 582 431 431 224
East North Central 0.6 1,120 1,120 668 452 452 270
West North Central 0.4 1,130 1,130 429 400 400 152
South 3.9 1,250 1,173 987 470 441 371
South Atlantic 2.0 1,170 1,078 937 430 396 344
East South Central 0.8 1,298 1,298 878 468 468 317
West South Central 1.1 1,362 1,253 1,161 552 508 471
West 1.4 1,129 1,091 549 426 412 207
Mountain 0.7 1,181 1,181 627 466 466 247
Mountain North 0.2 807 807 Q 313 313 Q
Mountain South Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Pacific 0.8 1,086 1,015 484 396 370 176
Census urban/rural classification5              
Urban 2.9 1,081 999 731 414 383 280
Urbanized area 2.4 1,108 1,007 764 426 387 294
Urban cluster 0.6 965 965 586 364 364 221
Rural 3.9 1,286 1,257 875 488 476 332
Metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area              
In metropolitan statistical area 4.0 1,160 1,087 804 469 439 325
In micropolitan statistical area 1.7 1,199 1,181 738 462 455 284
Not in metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area 1.1 1,337 1,308 963 414 405 298
Climate region6              
Very cold/Cold 1.8 1,106 1,106 630 483 483 275
Mixed-humid 2.4 1,256 1,256 836 428 428 285
Mixed-dry/Hot-dry 0.3 1,142 1,043 765 396 361 265
Hot-humid 1.8 1,237 1,072 1,051 506 439 430
Marine 0.4 1,125 1,066 461 388 367 159
Year of construction              
Before 1950 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1950 to 1959 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1960 to 1969 0.4 1,105 1,105 396 878 878 315
1970 to 1979 1.5 1,084 1,048 571 420 406 222
1980 to 1989 1.4 1,144 1,085 647 415 393 234
1990 to 1999 1.8 1,208 1,176 948 430 419 338
2000 to 2009 1.2 1,537 1,511 1,290 597 587 501
2010 to 2015 0.3 1,180 952 1,083 451 364 414
Fuels used for any use (more than one may apply)              
Electricity 6.8 1,198 1,145 813 456 436 310
Natural gas 1.7 1,157 1,114 765 478 460 316
Propane7 1.5 1,202 1,165 748 509 494 317
Wood 1.0 1,330 1,330 720 449 449 243
Fuel oil/kerosene 0.3 1,115 1,115 608 436 436 238
Distributed solar generation              
Yes Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No 6.8 1,197 1,145 814 456 436 310
Not asked (apartments) N N N N N N N
Main space heating fuel              
Natural gas 1.4 1,137 1,137 776 485 485 331
Electricity 3.6 1,213 1,213 880 439 439 319
Fuel oil/kerosene 0.3 1,102 1,102 642 471 471 275
Propane 0.7 1,274 1,274 1,004 562 562 443
Wood 0.5 1,299 1,299 381 444 444 130
Do not use heating equipment 0.3 1,069 0 568 360 0 192
Type of air-conditioning equipment used (more than one may apply)              
Use central air-conditioning equipment 3.4 1,308 1,272 1,308 528 513 528
Use individual air-conditioning units 2.9 1,135 1,084 599 392 374 207
Do not use air-conditioning equipment 1.0 1,084 967 0 445 396 0
Fuel used by main water heater              
Natural gas 0.9 1,178 1,099 718 510 476 311
Electricity 5.3 1,196 1,142 844 438 418 309
Propane 0.5 1,257 1,257 694 587 587 324
Fuel oil/kerosene Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Some other fuel N N N N N N N
Indoor light bulbs installed              
Fewer than 20 2.7 1,134 1,084 662 496 474 290
20 to 39 2.2 1,172 1,102 826 477 448 336
40 to 59 0.9 1,251 1,216 906 358 348 260
60 to 79 0.7 1,315 1,272 1,132 474 458 408
80 or more Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Total number of rooms (excluding bathrooms)              
1 or 2 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
3 0.4 713 654 470 298 273 196
4 1.3 872 823 498 353 333 201
5 1.8 1,099 1,054 686 422 405 263
6 1.6 1,246 1,220 860 442 433 305
7 1.0 1,389 1,357 1,061 528 516 404
8 0.3 1,973 1,799 1,243 732 667 461
9 or more 0.3 2,365 2,170 2,070 844 775 739
Number of bedrooms              
0 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1 0.3 553 553 336 343 343 208
2 2.4 1,013 982 606 450 436 269
3 3.5 1,308 1,258 919 451 434 317
4 0.4 1,777 1,577 1,415 599 532 477
5 or more Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Adequacy of insulation              
Well insulated 1.8 1,342 1,266 1,081 566 534 456
Adequately insulated 2.9 1,131 1,085 749 443 425 293
Poorly insulated 2.0 1,185 1,156 695 400 391 235
No insulation Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Type of glass in windows              
Single-pane glass 4.0 1,103 1,029 664 410 382 247
Double-pane glass 2.7 1,335 1,315 1,032 526 518 407
Triple-pane glass Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Number of household members              
1 member 1.7 1,126 1,055 776 1,126 1,055 776
2 members 2.4 1,238 1,215 796 619 607 398
3 members 1.1 1,191 1,133 925 397 378 308
4 members 0.8 1,198 1,092 745 299 273 186
5 members 0.4 1,175 1,136 774 235 227 155
6 or more members 0.4 1,315 1,280 936 183 178 130
2015 annual household income              
Less than $20,000 2.8 1,078 1,032 620 439 420 252
$20,000 to $39,999 2.1 1,136 1,082 791 417 397 290
$40,000 to $59,999 1.0 1,385 1,385 1,005 515 515 374
$60,000 to $79,999 0.4 1,492 1,222 1,211 536 439 435
$80,000 to $99,999 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
$100,000 to $119,999 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
$120,000 to $139,999 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
$140,000 or more Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Ownership of housing unit8              
Owned 5.0 1,226 1,172 871 494 472 351
Rented 1.8 1,121 1,074 653 372 357 217

1Housing characteristics data were collected between August 2015 and April 2016.
2Total mobile homes includes all primary occupied mobile homes in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Vacant housing units, seasonal units, second homes, military houses, and group quarters are excluded.
3Total square footage includes all basements, finished or conditioned (heated or cooled) areas of attics, and conditioned garage space that is attached to the home. Unconditioned and unfinished areas in attics and attached garages are excluded. The square footage for some housing units was calculated based on measurements taken by the interviewer. For households responding without the presence of an interviewer square footage was imputed based on characteristics of the housing unit. See 2015 RECS Square Footage Methodology for full details about data collection and processing.
4When calculating average heated and cooled square footage all housing units are considered, including those that are not heated or cooled.
5Housing units are classified using criteria created by the U.S. Census Bureau based on 2010 Census data. Urbanized areas are densely settled groupings of blocks or tracts with 50,000 or more people, while urban clusters have at least 2,500 but less than 50,000 people. All other areas are rural.
6These climate regions were created by the Building America program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
7Households that use propane only for outdoor grilling are excluded from the RECS estimate of households using propane.         
8Rented includes households that occupy their primary housing units without paying rent.

Q = Data withheld because either the Relative Standard Error (RSE) was greater than 50% or fewer than 10 cases responded.
N = No cases responded.

Notes:  Because of rounding, data may not sum to totals. See RECS Terminology for definition of terms used in these tables.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Consumption and Efficiency Statistics, Forms EIA-457A and EIA-457C of the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey.